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If You Lived Here Trivia Quiz


If you live in Toronto, you're a Torontonian, and if you live in London, you're a Londoner. However, not all citizen designations are that easy to spot - and some are quite obvious. Try your hand at these.

A multiple-choice quiz by Cymruambyth. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Cymruambyth
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
219,912
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
15485
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 49 (7/10), Guest 125 (5/10), Guest 82 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. If you lived in Manchester, England, you be called what? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is a citizen of Birmingham, England called? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. If you lived in Halifax, England or Halifax, Nova Scotia, you'd be called by this name. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Where do Cariocas live? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This term denotes a native of Liverpool, England. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A Damascene is a native of what city? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What would you be called if you were a man and lived in Madrid, Spain? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A native of Glasgow, Scotland is called this. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is a native of Cardiff, Wales called? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. If you lived in Cairo, Egypt, you'd go by this designation. Hint



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1. If you lived in Manchester, England, you be called what?

Answer: Mancunian

Manchester derives its name from Mancunium, which is what the Romans called it. The 'chester' suffix (from the Old English 'ceaster', which is a corruption of the Latin 'castra') indicates that it was a walled town in Roman times.
2. What is a citizen of Birmingham, England called?

Answer: Brummie

The local name for my home town of Birmingham is Brummagem, hence Brummie. Because Birmingham was once noted for its output of imitation jewellery, toys, and household pots and pans made of inferior metals, Brummagem became a synonym for 'cheap' or 'worthless'.

As a proud former Brummie (I was born there), I want to point out that not everything made in Birmingham is cheap and worthless - especially me. Since the 18th century the city has also been noted for its fine jewellers, silversmiths and goldsmiths.
3. If you lived in Halifax, England or Halifax, Nova Scotia, you'd be called by this name.

Answer: Haligonian

I couldn't find any information as to why a citizen of Halifax is a Haligonian and not a Halifaxite, or Halifaxer, or even a Halifaxene.
4. Where do Cariocas live?

Answer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The term Carioca derives from a Tupi-Guarani phrase meaning 'white man's home' - cari = white man, oca = home. (Tupi-Guarani is an indigenous Brazilian language). The first European settlers in what is now Rio de Janeiro built their homes on a river bank, and the river itself became known as the Carioca.

The locals claimed healing powers for its waters, which caused neighbouring peoples to refer to them derisively as Cariocas. The name stuck, and is now worn proudly by the people of Rio.
5. This term denotes a native of Liverpool, England.

Answer: Liverpudlian

Residents of Liverpool weren't always called Liverpudlians. It was an unknown person in the 19th century who, deciding that Liverpool was not nearly big enough to be a pool, referred to the port town as Liverpuddle and its residents as Liverpudlians. How rude! The name stuck simply because Liverpudlians have a well-developed sense of humour! One could also refer to a Liverpudlian as a Scouse. Scouse derives from a thick meaty stew called lobscouse which seems to have been a dietary staple for sailors in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Since Liverpool was a port, there were probably lots of people there who appreciated a big dish of lobscouse.
6. A Damascene is a native of what city?

Answer: Damascus, Syria

The residents of Damascus are called Damascenes, and so is the type of steel which was forged there. In the Middle Ages, swords made of damascene steel were highly prized for their strength and beauty. In addition to steel, a fine figured cloth was also made in Damascus. We know it as damask.
7. What would you be called if you were a man and lived in Madrid, Spain?

Answer: Madrileno

I found an obscure reference that maintained that the word Madrileno is of Chinese origin, but it didn't give any details, so I can't substantiate that, and I find it hard to believe. The female residents of Madrid are called Madrilenas. There is a tasty, clear consomme, flavoured with tomato juice, which the French call Consomme a la Madrilene, so maybe the Madrilenos/Madrilenas got their name because they served up a lot of madrilene?
8. A native of Glasgow, Scotland is called this.

Answer: Glaswegian

Alternatively, you could call a Glasgow native a Weegie and he or she wouldn't take offence. Glasgow gets its name from the Gaelic Ghlaschu, meaning 'dear green place'. After London, Glasgow is the British paradise for shoppers!
9. What is a native of Cardiff, Wales called?

Answer: Cardiffian

Boy, that's bland coming from a country noted for its elegant turn of phrase! Cardiff is the capital of Wales, which really upsets the inhabitants of Machynlleth. Machynlleth is a beautiful town in mid-Wales, just north-east of Aberystwyth, and it is where Owain Glyndwr, the last great hero of Wales, established his parliament. On this basis, Machynlleth claimed its right to be the capital. How do I know this? I spent my childhood years in Machynlleth and took my first ballet lessons in Owain Glyndwr's parliament building.
10. If you lived in Cairo, Egypt, you'd go by this designation.

Answer: Cairene

According to Wikipedia, Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East, with (as of November,2005) a population of 15.2 million in its metropolitan area. It is the 16th largest city in the world (as of November, 2005).
Source: Author Cymruambyth

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